Augusta teen accused of armed robbery

Jaquan Sheppard

 

A 17-year-old has been accused of armed robbery after police say he held an Augusta man at gunpoint Tuesday morning.

Jaquan Kaleen Sheppard, of Augusta, has been charged with armed robbery for his role in the incident, according to Richmond County jail records.

Around 6:40 a.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2100 block of B Street and met with Johnny Garnett, 64, who told police that he had just stepped outside of his apartment when he was approached by a green Nissan sedan occupied by three black males, according to an incident report.

A passenger asked Garnett if he had change for a $20 bill. Garnett said he didn’t, and the car continued westbound toward Milledge Road before turning back around.

One of the passengers, described as a younger black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and orange shorts, exited the vehicle and brandished a silver revolver, threatening to shoot Garnett if he didn’t “give it up.”

Garnett handed the suspect his wallet containing $50 and two debit cards. The vehicle then sped off toward Wood Street.

Sheppard was identified by a neighbor, who knew his grandmother and recognized him as he committed the robbery.

 

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